I typed at my command line:

wmic diskdrive get InterfaceType, Model

I got the following:

InterfaceType  Model
IDE            TOSHIBA DT01ACA300
IDE            Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250GB
IDE            WDC WD6400AAKS-75A7B0

Why is the InterfaceType parameter defined as an IDE? Next, I execute the following command:

Get-WMIObject -Class Win32_DiskDrive | Select InterfaceType, Model, PNPDeviceID

I see this:

InterfaceType Model                     PNPDeviceID
------------- -----                     -----------
IDE           TOSHIBA DT01ACA300        SCSI\DISK&VEN_TOSHIB_&PROD_DT01ACA300\4&2A148996&0&000000
IDE           Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250GB SCSI\DISK&VEN_SAMSUN_&PROD_SSD_850_EVO_250G\4&2A148996&0&010000
IDE           WDC WD6400AAKS-75A7B0     SCSI\DISK&VEN_WD_____&PROD_WD6400AAKS-75A7B\4&2A148996&0&030000

How can it be "InterfaceType" - "IDE" if "PNPDeviceID" starts with "SCSI" string? WMIC give wrong information or do I have something not configured?

  • SATA isn’t SCSI. For developer convenience, it is based upon the SCSI subsystem at least in Linux and Windows. – Daniel B May 5 at 13:31

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